DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – Counties in the wiregrass are braced for Tropical Storm Ida's arrival and the heavy rains associated with the storm.
Emergency management agency personnel are preparing for heavy winds and possible flooding in isolated areas.
Many wiregrass counties are still repairing damage from the spring floods, and county officials are well aware of the potential for heavy rains.
"We've repaired a lot of roads, spent millions of dollars to fix the, since the March flooding, and of course we have put some bigger pipes in the areas that had small pipes and that should help," says Houston County EMA Director Clark Matthews.
Shelters are on standby, ready to open if needed, as county officials work to stay ahead of the storm.